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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Open enrollment for healthcare begins November 1st of 2016, and will end in January. Thursday morning, Curt Fackler from Better Health Together talked to KHQ, explaining how the process works.

According to Fackler, the national premium rate is going up about 25%. In Idaho, that trend is a little lower, at roughly 20%. In Washington, it is significantly smaller, increasing around 5%. Fackler says health care subsidies will increase too.

"The trends we are seeing with our premiums and deductibles is a sign of success not only for the Exchange but for the Affordable Care Act and the efforts undertaken in our state to make this law work," Washington Health Benefit Exchange CEO Pam MaxEwan said. "In contrast to much of the country, the Washington individual insurance market is competitive and healthy. Customers in Washington will find a choice of plans and carriers on the Exchange."

Additional information can be found HERE.

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